November 15, 2019

Building better online communities

Why do some attempts at online collaborative— like Wikipedia and Linux — build large and eager volunteer communities, and why do so many others fail to attract any members at all? Learn how Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill, in the Department of Communication, is using the UW’s supercomputer to find out.

October 18, 2019

Declassified spy photos help UW researcher quantify glacier losses in the Northwest

David Shean working with glacier in background

UW researcher David Shean is using cloud computing, declassified spy photos, and other tools to understand how glaciers are responding to climate change — and how to prepare the millions who might be impacted by these changes. Read how he does his work. Read how he does his work.

October 2, 2019

Take advantage of UW’s on-site supercomputer for research computing needs

Now anyone with a UW NetID who needs powerful computing tools to do their research can gain access to Hyak, the UW’s shared supercomputer cluster.

August 13, 2019

New online portal takes you deep within the ocean’s hidden world

Peek into the ocean off the coast of Oregon through the new Interactiveoceans website, with live video, visual galleries, images and more. Learn about the technology and instruments that make up the Regional Cabled Array – part of the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Use the website’s Data Portal to visualize data from…

June 11, 2019

Accelerate your research by consulting with experts on computing tools and resources

Two Computer Scientists Choose Between Printed Circuit Boards

Take advantage of expert advice and consulting services to choose the best research computing options along with specialized support. Find out how cloud computing, data science tools, and high performance computing can advance your research.

May 15, 2019

Find out about UW research using cloud computing, supercomputing at May 23 talks

Woman pipetting into a petri dish

Sign up for lightning talks featuring students using data science and compute power resources in their research, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower. Sponsored by the student Research Computing Club, the talks will cover a range of fields, including astronomy, mechanical engineering, biochemistry, and civil…

April 9, 2019

Deciphering the early evolution of the universe with cloud computing

Ruby Bryne demos the technology she developed to help optimize a telescope half a world aways

Radio astronomy Ph.D. candidate Ruby Byrne is working to shed light on the cosmic dawn by optimizing a telescope half-a-world-away. She’s leveraging her membership in the Research Computing Club for cloud computing credits to do her research. Learning more about the early evolution of the universe could help us better understand dark matter, star and…

March 5, 2019

Deep Learning Institute held at eScience Institute

Instructor teaches the Deep Learning Institute in front of people seated in a classroom

A full-day workshop on Feb. 22, 2019, introduced UW students, faculty and staff to the basics of machine learning, an approach to Artificial Intelligence, and how to apply deep learning techniques to a range of computer vision tasks. While machine learning uses algorithms that parse and learn data inputs, deep learning structures layers of algorithms…

January 29, 2019

Leveraging technology for a better University

A man and woman work together in a lab testing a piece of equipment

Learn how the UW continues to invest in information technology to advance the work of students, faculty and staff, and how IT in being used in innovative ways across the University to enhance teaching, learning, collaboration and discovery. Find out about key IT initiatives planned for 2019. Read the latest UW-IT Partnerships 2018 series.

January 17, 2019

Join technologists on Jan. 24 for presentation on machine learning and research

silhouette of a head is made up of computer workflow processes

Learn how machine learning is being applied to research at the on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the UW Tower, floor 22, the Ravenna room, or join virtually on Zoom. The presentation, which is open to UW students, faculty and staff, is part of the Community of Practice made up of…

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